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DeadWood – dead hard! (pt. #1)

The Keel?

So the next step in the process is to add what you or I might call “the keel” (but the designer calls the “the deadwood“).

Half the deadwood in place

Half the deadwood in place

I imagined this would be an easy job, but it actually transpired to be quite taxing and turned into some nightmarish version of steel and wood Lego, where determining the exact order of events for the build bore dire consequences and was fraught with issues – I think we are nearly there now, but let this be a salutatory tail of the importance of obeying that #1 maker’s rule of  “measure twice and cut once!”. Continue reading